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And yet the cast of Dirty Politics are still at large in the media

Written By: - Date published: 3:17 pm, March 16th, 2015 - 46 comments
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46 comments on “And yet the cast of Dirty Politics are still at large in the media ”

  1. Puckish Rogue 1

    There was an online petition that gathered over 70 000 signatures in 24 hours so the judges are gone (had to wiki them to find out who they were)

    National gained over a million votes in the last election so they stay

    Guess the public do know what they want (or don’t want)

    • vto 1.1

      The public reflects back to us our nature as individuals. So the public lies and cheats just like individuals do. The public turns a blind eye to dishonesty and wrongdoing when it is convenient, just like individuals do. The public is a bully just like individuals at times.

      “The public” Puckish Rogue is not something to hold in high regard in many circumstances, such as those you refer to.

      Try again next time

    • Paul 1.2

      Distraction: Just another meaningless message to keep you from paying attention to all of the issues that really matter.

  2. ghostwhowalksnz 2

    While we are at it , can we get rid of John Kirwan

    • Puckish Rogue 2.1

      We’ll keep Jamie Joseph, you keep JK

      • tricledrown 2.1.1

        Jamie Joseph for PM aye PR.

      • alwyn 2.1.2

        I don’t want either of them.
        Bring Back Buck!

        • North 2.1.2.1

          How ’bout we have an affectionate look at League. As a relatively KeyFreeZone. Except for TheMadButcher whom while flashing off Key as Act 2 always had Helen as Act 1.

          Union was lost on me the minute I’mABigRugbyManKey ignobly tried to publicly crawl up Richie’s arse. And the risible three-hand-shake. The spectacle of the offering of a knighthood and all that shit then when Richie, bemused, said “No not now John, I’m too young…..” and the ponce rushed around telling everyone he’d offered it.

          Guess the Barkers won’t be eating Parnell BBQ anymore. But if in September the Grand Final ends up being played in Auckland…….Wow !

          “I remember my mother was there every Saturday morning…….scrimped and saved to get me these dear little boots !”

    • Lanthanide 2.2

      Yip, lets get rid of the only rugby coach who has ever done anything meaningful for society outside of rugby.

      • Naturesong 2.2.1

        Should he change careers and head up an NGO?

        I would like him to stay as coach. But he does have to get his guys to win those close games they currently lose. He has good enough players.

        • Murray Rawshark 2.2.1.1

          As long as he stays away from league, I’m happy.

          • North 2.2.1.1.1

            You mean “doesn’t go back to League”. But yeah, nah, he’s a fine person John Kirwan.

            • Murray Rawshark 2.2.1.1.1.1

              I have a lot of respect for the work he did with depression.

              • North

                Me too. The League reference was just a bit of fun. Admirable all the more for the fact that Kirwan is ‘man of (principally)rugby/(one season?) league’ yet is anything but the caraciture which Crosby Textor advised Key he should publicly salivate over.

        • Tracey 2.2.1.2

          so, since 2004 the Blues have never finished higher than 4th, with good enough players, but it is always the coaches fault? how many now compared to how many players publicly sacked? I suspect there is something deeper wrong at the Blues that is not being addressed cos it might require introspection of the type that would put the introspectors job on the llne.

      • TheContrarian 2.2.2

        Yeah, what’s the problem with Kirwan? His commitment to addressing depression is admirable

      • Tracey 2.2.3

        and who is no more responsible for Blues failures than any other coach who has failed to finish higher than 4th since 2004… there is something else very wrong at the organisation which requires some self reflection from the top that will never come it seems.

        • millsy 2.2.3.1

          The Blues/Auckland just need to realise that professionalism has evened up rugby in this country, and other side in this country have managed to catch up to the very high standards they set back in the late 80’s early 1990’s.

          It doesnt help that they lost most of their talent to retirement in the late 1990’s, and Graham Henry as coach back in 1998. That is when Auckland declined, when they perhaps should have kicked on and taken things to an even higher level.

  3. Draco T Bastard 3

    That article is rather interesting. Although it mentions that both have been sacked for their bullying behaviour it focuses almost entirely on what she said and did. What the guy said and did doesn’t seem to have been as important.

  4. tinfoilhat 4

    Who are these people ?

    • Kevin 4.1

      Two nobodies with barely noticeable music careers and very high opinions of themselves, who think they are experts at picking musical talent.

    • Anne 4.2

      I have no idea who they are and even less inclination to find out. They remind me of a couple of cheap plastic dolls with stale air between their plastic ears.

      • Lanthanide 4.2.1

        They remind you of sex dolls?!?

        • Anne 4.2.1.1

          Reminds me of a golden retriever pup of mine some 30 years ago. She came home one day with a small but shapely nude rubber doll. (Never did find out where it came from.) When you squeezed it in certain places it squealed. She had a whale of a time running around the garden with the squealing doll in her mouth. It eventually stopped squealing and she lost interest. 🙂

        • North 4.2.1.2

          No…..they remind one another of sex dolls. And of course it’s the supremest sex in the entire world they being the supremest replicants of the same in the entire world……..Farrk Orff !……..Good Job ! What’s the bet they’re besties with J. Clarkson ?

        • Tracey 4.2.1.3

          no, I don’t believe that is what Anne is saying at all… when she and I were young dolls for girls to play with were cheap, plastic and hollow

  5. Paul 5

    Is Cameron Slater giving Jim Mora his talking points for the Panel?
    Jim Mora leads discussion on Council’s use of stylists….

    Once RNZ was a decent news course.
    Now….

  6. weka 6

    What does this have to do with Dirty Politics, or is that a joke?

    • Pasupial 6.1

      The joke is that; X factor – of all things, has shown itself to have higher standards for its commentators than the NZ MSM. Hooton still smirks about on talkshow panels despite being (allegedly) part of a plot to murder Hagen for his journalism. And in an example from this very day:

      Taxpayers’ Union executive director Jordan Williams said the proposed amendment had been done in secret and called for a full inquiry into MPs’ pay and perks. “This is just an example of a pattern of behaviour of MP’s screwing the scrum against taxpayers.”

      http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/greens-thwart-increase-to-mp-travel-perks-2015031615

      What serious journalist would seek out the; Lord of the Astroturfers, for comment? The unspecified; “3 News online staff”.

      • weka 6.1.1

        Ah ok, That was lost on me because I don’t consider the firing of Mills and Boon to be an ethical act so much as a ratings motivated one. I don’t know the show though.

        • the pigman 6.1.1.1

          I don’t know the show either and the DP reference (as someone who owns the book) was lost on me…

          My only comment would be, and I don’t know this show at all beyond knowing it to be a Simon Cowell-formula spinoff (go the American corporate entertainment empire!) and that Simon Cowell is paid to be the “bad guy” and make insensitive, offensive comments (and is loved by it). The spin-offs inevitably try and emulate this, and it is likely these two young people thought (rightly or wrongly) that was their role.

          Their public crucifixion for that (even stooge HRC Susan de Voy weighing in on the issue), while the real crooks are at large, is pretty depressing.

          • tc 6.1.1.1.1

            The DP players continue with MSM slots to peddle their themes even though they are paid shills peddling the lines feed or written by others passed off as theirs.

            Consider this: the X factor has higher standards on its judges in an entertainment format than our MSM do on their so called independent commentator on matters of national security, kiwi lives, sovereignty etc.

            Toxic Slater, Hypocrasy Hooten and Dodgy Davey Farrar are just the visible tip of the DP machine with egos tough enough to cope with the spotlight.

      • Naturesong 6.1.2

        Cheers, I didn’t get it either.

        You do have to make the leap on your own, without help from the writer (subeditor? Not sure of the correct term).

  7. Cameron Slater, a man supposedly cleaning his act up, still thinks Christchurch earthquake survivors are scum.

  8. The GodKey’s ledger is so far in the red, why not add a few more lies about surveillance, or the need to kill more Iraqis, or mass child poverty?

  9. Capn Insano 9

    How about less of these fuckwitted reality tv shows and more political satire [and decent docos]. I’m in mourning for the shows of the past that regularly took the piss out of politicians of the day. 7-days is the closest to this I know but it is a mere shadow.

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